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"Luigi Cattaneo" Anatomical Wax Collection

Presentation

During the 18th and 19th centuries, medical scientists began to shift their attention from the study of human anatomy to that of pathology, in order to understand the cause and development of certain anomalies. They used wax to make models of the cases studied. You can see a collection of wax models and preparations which were used to study the human body and its pathologies. Enjoy the precise details of these scientific, historical and artistic treasures.

INFORMATION AND SERVICES

Address

Via Irnerio, 48 - 40126 Bologna

Contacts

+39 051 2091556

Scientific Advisor Prof. Lucio Ildebrando Cocco

lucio.cocco@unibo.it

Opening hours

Winter opening hours valid from September 1 to May 31 

Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 1pm  

Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm  
  
Summer opening hours valid from June 1 to August 31 

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 1pm  

Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm 
 
Closed on working Mondays, January 1, May 1, August 15, December 24 and 25 

 

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Tickets

Free admission

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Further information

ACCESSIBILITY

Accessibility for visitors with disabilities is partially guaranteed.

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